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>> let's think about it. i mean, like-- >> yeah, all right. so we're talking last 100 years. >> yeah--oh, that's true, i wasn't thinking 100 years. >> last 100 years. obviously we have george h.w. bush. >> yup. >> george bush. >> yup. well, and william i don't know-- >> william jefferson clinton. >> let me re-read the question so you guys are both on the same page. >> yeah, yeah. >> maybe because it's also the all-time-- >> oh, all-time, oh. >> leader among u.s. presidents, what's been the most popular baby name for boys over the last 100 years? >> yeah, so we were going the wrong direction there, so-- >> yup. >> it's gonna be-- you thinking george? >> i'm thinking-- all-time leader among-- >> 'cause are there any other williams? >> william jefferson clinton. >> william howard taft. >> william howard taft, william jefferson clinton, but we've got-- >> and then james, what about james? >> james, no. >> i can't think of any. >> i can, james monroe, but-- >> james monroe, but no. but that's--it's any president. >> right. >> but--and then john-- there's john quincy adams. >> yup.
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>> any others? >> and john adams. >> and john adams, well, yeah, that's--yeah. so--but then george, you said there were three. >> um, yes, because you've got george bush, herbert walker bush, george washington--oh, god. honey, i don't know. i mean, i'm-- >> it is tough. >> mm-hmm. >> you know what? my thought-- my gut was telling me george before you even came up here. >> mm-hmm. >> and in the end, for me, i would rather take the risk and play the game and try it. you know, $50,000 is a lot of money, but so is going up the ladder more. >> yup. >> so i'm going to go for it and say d, final answer. >> a shot at that $30,000. unfortunately you came up short. it's b, james. >> that's okay. >> six presidents-- >> that's okay. >> six presidents named james. >> oh, honey. >> it's fine. i thought it too. no, i thought it too. >> hey, colin, it was a pleasure to meet you. >> thank you. >> not worried at all about your future.
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and you are taking away $5,000 off to princeton university. >> thank you. >> we're going to play more "off to college" week next on "millionaire." [cheers and applause] to folks out there whose diabetic nerve pain... shoots and burns its way into your day, i hear you. to everyone with this pain that makes ordinary tasks extraordinarily painful, i hear you. make sure your doctor hears you too! i hear you because i was there when my dad suffered with diabetic nerve pain. if you have diabetes and burning, shooting pain in your feet or hands, don't suffer in silence! step on up and ask your doctor about diabetic nerve pain. tell 'em cedric sent you.
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>> here's your question of the day. what "blah blah blah" singer once claimed she got a nearly perfect score on her sats? norah jones, miley cyrus, alicia keys, or kesha? stay tuned for the answer.
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while i was on a combat patrol my c in baqubah, iraq,nned out. a rocket-propelled grenade took my arm off at the shoulder. when i came home, i felt alone. my family was around me, but i couldn't talk to them about what i'd seen and what i'd done. i remember just thinking, man, the way i am right now, i don't want to live. i was discharged from the army, and i've been working with the wounded warrior project since 2007. warriors don't have to be severely wounded to be with the wounded warrior project. we do have a lot of guys that have post-traumatic stress disorder. being able to share your story, i guess it kind of helps you wrap your mind around what did happen over there. just because you've left the military doesn't mean your life is over, because when these guys are coming home, i'm kind of leading and training them, instead of for combat,
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i'm leading and training them to heal. and if i come away with anything from the wounded warrior project, it's them giving my life back. my name is norbie, and yes, i do suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, but i'm okay. >> the answer to that question was kesha. [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ welcome back to "who wants to be a millionaire." it's "off to college week," and we're about to give one of our audience members a little taste of the "who wants to be a millionaire" experience, and hopefully give away $1,000. [cheers and applause] so who wants to come down here and answer one question for $1,000? how about reid breck? reid breck? reid? [cheers and applause] hey, reid. what's up, brother? how you doing? >> good, how are you? >> good to see you. >> good to see you. >> welcome to "millionaire." >> thank you. thanks for having me. >> it's "off to college week." are you a college student?
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>> i am going to be a senior, yes, at the george washington university. >> well, awesome. >> thank you. >> you could take $1,000 back to g-dub. >> i would love that. that would last for a few nights at the bars, right? [laughter] >> let's be honest, like one. >> yeah, okay. >> all right, gonna ask you a question. answer it right, i'm going to give you $1,000 right here. >> all right. >> here's your $1,000 question. [dramatic music flourish] which of the following is a popular winter cocktail, generally served hot? >> so over the next few weeks i was planning on becoming a bartender. that's not a joke. that was for real. >> should be right in your wheelhouse. >> now, i'm assuming-- is a like a moscow mule? julep, um--this was a question. >> what you got up there is your answers. >> okay, that was famously brought over by a french guy to be at the kentucky derby.
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a toddy--i'm not sure, and a fizz is usually a gin fizz, so i'm going to go a, final answer, mule. >> you're not a bartender yet, because it's actually a hot toddy. [applause] i'm sorry. i wanted to give you 1,000 bucks. stick around for a sec. what a great day on "off to college" week giving away a lot of money to these great kids. we're going to continue on tomorrow. thanks for joining us. for everyone who's been a part of this one, i'm chris harrison. we'll see you next time. [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ closed captioning sponsored by: heart health's important... ...so you may... take an omega-3 supplement... ...but it's the ingredients inside that really matter for heart health. new bayer pro ultra omega-3 has two times the concentration of epa and dha as the leading omega-3 supplement. new bayer pro ultra omega-3. my dry skin can be a real issue. gold bond diabetics' dry skin relief. 90% saw noticeable improvement in 1 hour.
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seats available as in the past year as the travel site orbitz says. best day to book october 6th, next tuesday. they're going to start booking earlier. >> all those seats that are few will be gone do it right now. >> you might need deeper pockets if you take amtrak. they're getting on board the baggage fee bandwagon. until today, the baggage service hasn't charged for baggage at all. passengers were allowed two carry ones and two checked bags at no charge. that hasn't changed. but now passengers with more bags than that or bags that are heavier will have to pay extra. amtrak says it's not doing it for the money but for safety. >> okay. that's a good excuse. about 1 million of us will be unwrapping drones, unwrapping drones? sometime during the holiday season. the gift giving trend that has federal authorities on edge.
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i would never want to give somebody a drone. >> it wouldn't be on my list. with the number of close calls involving drones soaring, plans for a crackdown getting under way. the latest from the abc's brandi hitt. >> can you buy a drone on amazon? >> we almost got hit by a drone. >> reporter: it's becoming an increasingly dangerous problem across the country. one close call after the next, drones nearly hitting helicopters and commercial airplanes. >> about 100 feet below us just off the right wing. >> it's a huge spike in the drone encounters. >> reporter: the situation so out of control, denver international airport officials met with the faa to discuss risks to passengers, potential drone use by terrorists, and outreach efforts. >> to get rid of the grandparents, but their grandkids are out there operating just because they don't know where they are. >> reporter: the faa says drones have nearly hit ten planes at denver international alone. >> sooner or later we're going
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to lose a plane due to a collision. >> reporter: the unmanned aircraft now in such high demand surveillance video shows thieves stealing drones this week worth $2900 each from this california store and while their footage can be magnificent, california fire crews say drones are even getting in their way during critical fire fights. >> we shut the aircraft down for the rest of the day. if you fly, we can't. >> reporter: faa law prohibits any recreational drone use within five miles of an airport. you can't fly more than 400 feet in the air even though many of these machines can fly much, much higher. >> brandi hitt in los angeles for us. coming up, caitlyn jenner involved in a fatal car crash and prosecutors dropping charges. but why the case is not closed. and the world's most eligible bachelor opening up about getting married. "the skinny" up next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. about getting married. "the skinny" up next. "world news now" continues after
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♪ skinny, so skinny all right. leading us off this morning caitlyn jenner and that car crash she was involved in earlier this year. >> prosecutors have decided not to charge jenner the accident. their reasoning, not enough evidence for a conviction. it happened in february right before jenner went public as a transgender woman. authorities said she was towing an off-road vehicle in an suv
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when she crashed into two cars. >> one of the drivers kim howell was killed when her car was pushed into oncoming traffic. despite the lack of charges, jenner still faces two separate civil suits related to the accident. we move on to monica lewinsky taking on an a new anti-bullying campaign. aimed at changing the way people react when them see or encounter bullying. >> she told amy robach why she decided to speak out publicly now. she said "it was -- it really was time." amy also asked how she was handling hillary clinton being in the news every day as she makes a run for the white house. >> i think it's really wonderful that we have two women from both parties running for higher office and i think however it may affect me personally is not something i want to talk about today. >> lewinsky did however say,
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"even though i have suffered from shame, i am not ashamed of who i am." it has taken her years, i would say, almost like a decade to kind of get over this, and she says she never escapes the fact of what had happened between her and president clinton at the time. it's constantly brought up. so the fact that she's able to turn something like this into something good and say it's been a hard road. >> as an effort for everybody else, it's great. at 42 years old, hard to believe how long it's been. next up, the world's most eligible bachelor is not me. it's prince harry. he's telling the world don't hold your breath for the next royal wedding. he trekked 17 miles with the wounded walk of britain. >> he joined six wounded veterans when he was asked this question by a reporter from itv. >> one day i suppose settling down. are you anywhere near that? >> no, at the end of the day,
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there's a lot of things to get done before settling down. everyone looks forward to settling down. in the meantime, it's work as usual so crack on. >> i didn't see the full interview but i would have asked, what's up with the beard. >> i like the beard. >> you do? >> he's sexy no matter what, right? >> yeah. >> so there is a chance. >> there is a chance. >> harry will be heading to washington, d.c., and then he's back in orlando next year for the invictus games in 2016. finally taylor swift and a report from variety she has made a bit of a real estate purchase. >> according to sources she shelled out $25 million to buy a place fit for a queen. the sam iuel goldwyn estate in beverly hills, california. >> swift neither confirmed or denied the report and now the owner of the property which includes an 11,000 square foot main house, a two-room guest apartment above the garage, a sunken tennis court, a swimming pool and a pool with a kitchenette.
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it's certainly a place where she can party with all the famous friends she made on tour. she can party like she's 22. oh. >> love that song. >> feeling 22. ♪ feeling 22.
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♪ ♪ and finally this half hour, an awe-inspiring four-mile journey up the ancient mountains of the incas to your hotel room. >> you can't beat the views, but you might have a little trouble getting back down. for more, we're up "up all nightline" with abc's byron
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pitts. >> reporter: it's called sky lodge for travelers who want to live and sleep on the edge. in a completely transparent room guests sleep perched atop a 1200 foot high cliff. checking in requires a steep four-hour climb. guests tethered to a safety line as they scale the mountain. once there, the company offers luxury amenities and, yes, a bathroom. all fit within these dangling capsules. the payoff? watching peru's magical sacred valley of the incas unfold before your eyes. and room service, dinner and wine are included along with this spectacular view. and the thrills don't end at checkout. guests zip line back down the mountain to the valley floor. so if the sky lodge is now in your bucket list, it costs about $300 per night to reach these dizzying and spectacular
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heights. by ron pitts, abc news, new york. >> well, that looks great. and so does this. it is homemade cookie day. and reena cooked up, she made reservations. >> i made reservations. >> and brought us this in. >> we are lucky the good folks at insomniac cookies brought us these because they're the best in cookies. >> and it's huge. i was wondering why i've gained ten pounds since i've been here four weeks. this is insane. >> you have not. stop it. yeah. do you know the average homemade chocolate chip cookie contains roughly a gram of protein? how is it? >> it's great. what about the calories? >> the calories are all in your head. it's however many you assign in your head. speaking of which -- >> i wouldn't say this was that heavy. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here's a look at some of our top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." russia's first air strikes in syria appear to have hit at least one group of rebels trained by the cia. secretary of state john kerry says if true, that would be a matter of grave concern to washington. full details straight ahead. the already waterlogged eastern u.s. is bracing for hurricane joaquin this weekend. that storm may next head for the east coast. stay tuned for an update from accuweather. stay tuned for an update from accu-weather. target is extending its price guarantee to include 29 other retailers even clubs like costco. guarantee is good for target.com as well as stores customers now
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have more time to compare prices after purchase. and there was one winning ticket in last night's powerball drawing that sold in michigan. it's worth $310 million. it's not ours, kendis. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, october 1st. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> all right. we're going to get started this half hour with the serious escalation and dangerous one with the war in syria. russia has launched its first air strikes there. >> the russians claim isis fighters were the target of those strikes but defense officials say cia-trained rebels were hit instead. abc's molly hunter covers the region for us. >> reporter: russia has started pounding syria with air strikes. according to activists hitting a group vetted by the cia armed with american weapons. an official says they hit near the syrian city of homs. russia says they're targeting
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the islamic state but the western cities are not under isis control. >> it does appear they were in areas where there probably were were isil forces, and that is precisely one of the problems with this is whole approach. >> reporter: a loyal ally of assad, russian president putin says the military operation will be limited. there will be no russian boots on the ground. >> we are seeing the true intentions of vladimir putin which is to maintain a strong positioning in syria. >> reporter: u.s. air operations continued in syria bombing isis targets. a congressional task force said more than 250 americans now fight with the islamic state while secretary kerry tells the u.n. security council that peace will be out of reach while assad remains in power. >> the vast majority of states around this table know that the isil forces, isil itself, cannot be defeated as long as bashar al
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assad remains president of syria. >> reporter: secretary of defense ash carter says these air strikes are pouring gasoline on the fire and are doomed to fail. molly hunter, abc news in new york. all right, turning our focus locally here in the u.s., and everyone in the eastern part of this country keeping an eye on the weather. it's been a very wet week already. take a look. portland, maine, had one of hits rainiest days ever. more than 2 inches in one hour. that caught many shoppers in a maine mall by surprise. they came out to find their cars in high water unable to start. but the big concern this morning of course, is hurricane joaquin as it's growing bigger and stronger. >> you're looking at live satellite images there showing it's threatening the bahamas and the mid-atlantic is on alert for a possible direct hit. the latest from the justin povick. morning to you, justin. >> thanks and good morning.
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we are tracking a very dangerous, very powerful major hurricane joaquin which continues to deepen and strengthen and the movement here is the key. later on today, and into tonight, we'll see it shift off to the west and eventually more toward the north. this is what i'm looking toward down the road. extremely heavy rain with the threat for flash flooding friday right into the monday. reena and kendis, back to you. >> thank you. and now to the political storm swirling around hillary clinton. a new batch of e-mails hackers linked to russia tried at least five times to gain access to clinton's account while she was secretary of state. republicans say those attempts show just how vulnerable the private server was. okay. and there are some stunning new numbers to tell you about for ben carson. his presidential campaign has raised more than $20 million and that's only in the past three months. it shatters records and it's raising the bar for his gop rivals. donald trump remains the front-runner.
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campaigning in new hampshire, it's your voice, your vote. with abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: donald trump now working to change a big part of his campaign -- his temperament. asked by fox news if he has to be more mature to win the nomination. >> is that a fair question? >> well, i think it's fair. i think the word mature is not appropriate. but i think it's certainly fair. >> reporter: trump now trying to show his softer side, posing for "people" magazine with his wife, melania, and youngest son, barron. but old habits die hard, and in new hampshire trump mocking senator marco rubio and jeb bush for drawing small crowds while he pulls in thousands. >> there is a movement going on. this is more than gee whiz, people show up. when bush has 125 people and when rubio comes in and you have 12 people, nobody has crowds like this. >> reporter: i caught up with george bush -- with jeb bush, once considered the man to beat, now stuck in fifth place. some donors have talked to us and expressed concerns where
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your campaign is right now. >> as you get closer to the election, it's not about the loud voices on the stage. it's about leadership. >> reporter: but bush also losing to the low key dr. ben carson whose unorthodox style has catapulted him to the top of the polls. listen to his response when i asked him about what is now a hurricane pushing through the atlantic. >> if you were in the white house, what would be your first step? >> i don't know. >> reporter: i asked that same exacted question to jeb bush and he gave me a detailed answer how he would handle the storm. he led florida through nine hurricanes and he tells me he's going to win new hampshire. but it's not going to be easy. here at the trump event, they had more than 3,000 supporters. bush has yet to see crowds that size. tom llamas, abc news, in new hampshire. the former ceo of a west virginia coal mine goes on trial today. don blankenship ran the upper big branch mine which exploded in 2010 killing 29 miners. he is charged with conspireing to break health mine and safety requirements in hundreds of violations at the mine.
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if convicted he could face 30 years in prison. this morning in louisiana, still no sign of a convicted killer on the loose for more than a week after he was released from prison accidentally. clayton sandell reports it was all because of an error in the paperwork. >> reporter: convicted killer benjuiel johnson didn't escape prison, he was let go. mistakenly released saturday by a louisiana state prison official who apparently never double-checked to see that johnson was supposed to be serving time for manslaughter. >> it was an oversight on the staff. but it's something that should have been caught. >> reporter: johnson was serving 35 years for shooting and killing cordies gales in 2010. >> how could he be out? >> he did use a weapon and kill someone, so, he is a high priority to get him. >> reporter: it's not clear how many inmates get released by mistake, but it happens. these two florida inmates serving life for murder faked a judge's signature in 2013 and were released. captured three weeks later.
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and another louisiana inmate facing murder charges was captured in california after a paperwork mixup allowed him to go free. and we are told that prison official who made the mistake feels terrible about it, but it's still not clear what her punishment will be. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. the number of close calls involving drones is soaring. more than 700 cases reported this year so far. more and more we're hearing about jets forced to make last second maneuvers to avoid a collision. so denver international airport is teaming up with the faa to launch a crackdown. it's aimed at all illegal drone users from potential terrorists to unwitting families thinking they're just playing with toys. >> to get rid of the grandparents with their grandkids out there operating just because they don't know the where they are the in proximity to the airport or populated areas. >> sooner than later we're going to lose an aircraft. >> the faa law prohibits any
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recreational drone use within five miles of an airport. it's also illegal to fly them higher than 400 feet even though many are capable of soaring higher than that. facebook working on video options. they're meant to jazz up users' profiles. mobile users will soon be able to replace their profile photo with a brief looping video like that. another option will let users assign a temporary profile image to mark special occasions like throwback thursday or even their wedding. they're being tested with some users right now before a major rollout later. >> are you into this? >> i don't know. it could create some interesting video images. >> i just want my rotary phone to come back or the flip phone, the cell phone. i would prefer that even. well, you know it's also october 1st. so we don't want to get too carried away but want you to know national cook chocolate day is october 28th, four weeks from yesterday. >> a chocolate maker near
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chicago is getting ready for it in a rather expensive way. it's offering a four-pound basketball-sized truffle made with special chocolate and 24 karat gold dust. >> and it also comes with a bottle of dom perignon, two crystal glasses. it's being made at the chocolate kitchen, and the price, 3,000 bucks. >> can the mouse take care of that? >> i don't know if the mouse can. >> we can try. all right. coming up, the secret meeting involving a county clerk from kentucky and the pope. their views on same-sex marriage. also ahead, why would a family haul their living room sofa out of the house and blow it up? there's quite a story behind this explosion. remembering a cult movie craze that started 40 years ago. we're taking a time warp to the days of "the rocky horror picture show." but first, your throwback thursday forecast map. you're watching "world news now." 106 in phoenix today. whoo.
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perhaps nothing brings home perhaps nothing brings home just how bad california's long running drought is than this time lapse right here. it shows a water level at folsom lake about 25 miles northeast of sacramento. just from march to august. folsom lake is now just 18% full, the second lowest it's ever been for this time of year. >> that is a powerful image. it depicts what's going on there. >> incredible. there are many, many places all across california that look just like that, especially in southern california which has been hit hard. >> a very different weather problem in alaska. snow. >> too soon. >> anchorage. they got 2 to 3 inches of heavy snow mixed with rain leading to power outages for thousands.
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in fairbanks, more than 300 miles north, there was a record 11 inches of snow, the most ever for a day in september. you know, it's one of the biggest things as a florida girl i dread in life, snow in winter. >> well, it wind of happens. >> sometimes it feels like snow in winter here with the air conditioning. >> we try do that. we're turning now to the mother and father in texas dealing with the tragic loss of their child to cancer. >> something no parent should have to face. they're sharing their inspiring and unusual way of dealing with their grief. todd unger has their story. >> reporter: the household is filled with photos of ethan hallmark, photos that captured his smile, the beads that captured his fight against canc cancer, a treatment or step along the journey that ended one year ago. >> i really learned from the best kid ever how to face adversity. >> reporter: but there is one thing you won't find in the hallmark home any longer.
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it's the very place ethan sat when we interviewed him in 2014 and it's the very place where ethan passed away not long after. >> i struggled with looking at it every single day and it killed me. and most people that came into my house didn't know where he died. when they would sit in the spot he died on, it felt like my heart was being ripped out over and over. >> reporter: so over the weekend, friends and family took that couch to a rural field, packed with seven pounds of teflon and then -- blew it up. >> it was a way to honor his memory but also therapeutic to us. it's been an important step in the grief. >> reporter: there isn't much left of the couch now. the hallmarks hope by posting the video online, other families dealing with grief can realize there is no one way or right way to handle it. >> as time goes on, those emotional ambushes are still there. and you don't know when they're
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going to happen. and how bad they're going to be, but you sort of try and cope with it as best you can. >> reporter: the family also debated moving all together from their midlothian home but with so many neighbors still showing their support, they realized the right thing wasn't to leave but rather to remove a daily reminder of the day they'd rather just forget. todd unger, channel 8 news. >> definitely an unusual way to deal with the death of a child. but you never know. it's not an experience any of us want to go through. so just an unusual way and interesting. >> they say over 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the u.s. king hussein of jordan once said when he was being treated in the u.s. seeing the children with cancer gave him so much hope and support and made everything so much better seeing how strong they were. definitely a tough thing to see. >> that kid fought for four years. we'll be right back. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. back. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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millions watched pope francis during his trip to america and thou millions watched pope francis during his trip to america and thousands of the faithful hoping to just catch a glimpse of him. >> now that he's returned to the vatican, we've learned about a controversial figure that francis met with in secret. abc's paula faris with the abc exclusive. >> reporter: so many questions about what happened behind those doors in washington. that secret meeting with controversial kentucky clerk kim
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davis. >> it was really very humbling to even think that he would want to, you know, meet me or know me. >> reporter: davis, such a divisive figure, an elected official who went to jail after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, when the supreme court made marriage a right nationwide. >> under whose authority are you not issuing licenses? >> under god's authority. >> reporter: davis herself married four times. i recently asked her if her right to religious freedom trumps another person's legal right to wed. >> for me, it's a heaven or hell issue. i feel if i issue a license -- >> reporter: you feel you would go to hell? >> i would be participating in that act. >> reporter: but francis has reached out to gays and lesbians more than any other pope. "if someone is gay and he searches for the lord and has good will, who am i to judge?" he said. still, davis, who is not catholic, says the pope told her to stay strong.
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>> i put my hand out and he reached and he grabbed it and i hugged him and he hugged me. and he said, "thank you for your courage." on the plane back to rome, abc's terry moran asked the pope whether he supports government officials who say they can not follow some laws because of their religious beliefs. >> do you support those kinds of claims of religious liberty? >> reporter: without mentioning davis, the pope defending conscientious objectors, saying, "it is a human right. and if a government official is a human person, he has that right." from the vatican spokesman this one-line statement. "i do not deny that the meeting took place, but i will not comment on it further." kim davis' legal team says they were approached by the vatican well before he arrived in the u.s. but they were instructed to keep this meeting under wraps because her legal team says the
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pope didn't want it to diminish his trip. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> very interesting. we're going to move on. coming up, throwback thursday and the cult classic film. >> we're celebrating "the rocky horror picture show" by going deep into the archives. we'll be back. show" by going deep into the archives. we'll be back. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. see why millions of people have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans
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♪ ♪ that's right. we're doing the time warp again. it's throwback thursday. we're celebrating the 40th anniversary of the rocky horror picture show." after critics panned the film, it caught on with audiences through midnight showings. we found this report by abc's bob brown from 1978 as the film developed a cult following. >> reporter: horror movies used to require nothing less than a full moon as a catalyst to turn the common into the supernatural. for "the rocky horror picture show," standing under the marquee seems to bring out the unusual in people. after three years on the
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so-called midnight movie circuit the film has recruited a legion of hard-core fans who dress and talk and act like the characters in the movie. >> brad, please, let's get out of here. >> reporter: the show is about a clean cut young couple that stumbles into the world of a transvestite from another galaxy. ♪ >> by the end of the movie, the couple is in incapable of adjusting back to normality. a message ta seems to appeal to mostly young audiences at a time of life that is unconventional in or out of costume. many have seen the movie so often, they know it song by song, line by line, re-creating in the aisles of the theater the dialogue on the screen. [ cheers ] >> reporter: tim curry who plays the transvestite has become a
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cult figure to fans who paid $8.50 a person for this rocky horror convention. >> i think if it has a message at all it's don't dream it, be it, one of the songs in the movie. you know, get on with your fantasies. >> reporter: fans seem to enjoy the reactions they get both from those who appreciate the film and those who don't. and behind some of the costumes, there is a latent perspective. >> is this what the world is coming to? >> not really. but it's what the grand theater in brooklyn is coming to. >> reporter: bob brown, abc news, new york. >> well -- >> do you know mick jagger wanted to play frankenfurter? he was turned down for the part. >> i didn't know that. there are still midnight showings. >> my goodness. what has happened here? apparently during the -- >> i guess this is all part of it. ♪ >> this is part of it. they used to throw things during the movie. >> i feel as if something is going to hit us. >> it could be. >> susan sarandon covers her head with a newspaper and people bring newspapers to the midnight showings. >> i'm covering my head with shame right now.
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this morning on "world news now," hurricane joaquin gaining strength hour by hour. >> the latest storm path and the areas already flooded on high alert. the state of emergency already in effect, and new details from accuweather. secret service scandal, agents accused of retaliating against a congressman who is investigating the secret service. the details emerging overnight. e-mail controversy. was hillary clinton's personal account hacked by the russians? new revelations about spam and the e-mails kept secret. and later, a health alert to parents. should your kids be turning to high-protein diets to get fit?
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the advice you need to hear on this thursday, october 1st. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. we're just discussing daylight savings and when is that comes about. because we are here, october 1st already. >> you know, it's still hurricane season which people kind of forget. >> it is. and the prime of hurricane season is september 10th. we're only straight into the middle of this right now. and, of course, that is our top story. the severe weather that is sweeping the eastern u.s. >> we're talking about hurricane joaquin passing close to the bahamas overnight. the islands could get as much as 20 inches of rain. the forecast right now has the hurricane hitting north carolina sunday afternoon. reaching washington, d.c. likely on monday. >> but the eastern u.s. is already soggy. our coverage begins right now with gio benitez. >> reporter: parts of the northeast under water. >> about 30, 35 on the highway. that's it. portland, maine -- getting hammered! >> reporter: in portland, maine, roads looking more like rivers.
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>> this is where i work. >> reporter: this airport parking garage completely flooded. perhaps most frightening, this daycare. 23 kids age 4 and younger inside when water came rushing in from the drains. >> in a matter of ten minutes, we were completely underwater with a couple of inches. >> reporter: the children quickly moved upstairs, all safe. in massachusetts, this woman carried from her car to the back of this waiting pickup. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: it's been a hellish up and down the east coast. in frederick, maryland, hundreds of thousands of gallons of water are being pumped out of the ymca. >> it could be days and weeks before we're back up and running at 100%. >> reporter: virginia's governor already declaring a state of emergency. meanwhile, just as the jersey shore is getting back to normal, a coastal flood watch issued. the threat of hurricane joaquin churning in the caribbean. since sandy, homeowners have been raising their homes, hoping to avoid any future flooding. >> it's not cheap. >> reporter: any hurricane threat here causes people to
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worry. sandy was so traumatic for this community. >> well, yeah, that's the problem. you know, when you go through something like that, you know, it's like the kid who touches the stove. it's hot. you don't want to ever touch it again. >> reporter: and take a look at this. we are right next to the iconic seaside heights boardwalk, destroyed during sandy. they are taking precautions here, building this giant wall of sand to block all that water from coming across. gio benitez, abc news, the jersey shore. >> from the jersey shore down to the carolinas, millions are on storm watch. >> our coverage continues now with accuweather meteorologist justin povick. good morning. >> thanks and good morning to you. a whole lot has changed with regards to joaquin. this system has rapidly intensified all throughout the overnight. we'll continue to see this intensifying throughout the daytime, as well, which could take it again to extremely dangerous levels. movement off to the west and southwest going to make a big bend off to the north. that window becoming very close over the weekend.
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the secret service is confronted with a new embarrassment. a report finds several agents accessed an old job application of utah congressman jason chaffetz who was investigating the service. they found assistant director suggested leaking embarrassing information to retaliate against chaffetz. the congressman says the wrongdoing could go far beyond him. >> we have a deep seeded cultural problem in the secret service. i worry that if they're doing it to me, they're doing it to how many other people. >> the agents could face criminal charges under the u.s. privacy act. the secret service director issued an apology last night as did the homeland security secretary, as well. a major escalation in syria. russia conducted air strikes there and top defense officials say it appears u.s.-backed rebels were the target.
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john kerry says that would cause "grave concern." russia claims isis as the target but there are no isis fighters where the bombs hit. kerry and the russian foreign minister could meet as early as today in order to prevent an accidental clash between the u.s.-led coalition and russian forces. that's obviously a big concern for the pentagon. >> it does appear that they were in areas where there probably were not isil forces, and that is precisely one of the problems with this whole approach. >> activists inside syria say the russian air strikes killed dozens of civilians, some of them children. well, donald trump showing no love for syrian refugees taken in by the u.s. he said if elected he would send the refugees back to worries some might be isis fighters in disguise. hackers linked to russia tried to access hillary clinton's account while she was secretary of state at least five times according to newly released e-mails.
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the messages came in the form of speeding tickets from new york state. clinton's campaign tells abc news she received spam just like millions of other americans. republicans say it shows how vulnerable her server was. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: more than 6,000 new e-mails from hillary clinton's private account made public. but now, hundreds of those e-mails stored on her home server when she was secretary of state deemed so sensitive they've been marked classified. the house committee that brought the e-mail controversy to light back in the spotlight once again. the republican congressman hoping to replace speaker john boehner suggesting on fox news that the bipartisan investigation into benghazi is behind clinton's sagging poll numbers. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee. a select committee. what are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping. why?
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because she's untrustable. but no one would have known any of that had happened had we not -- >> i agree. i give you credit for that. >> reporter: hillary clinton firing back on msnbc. >> when i hear a statement like that, which demonstrates unequivocally that this was always meant to be a partisan, political exercise, i feel like it does a grave disservice. >> reporter: but now, her secret weapon, former president bill clinton, taking on a new, more public role in her campaign. and on cnn, defending how she's handling the e-mail controversy. >> i think she looks great. i think she did a great job. and i think she's been doing a good job answering these questions now. >> reporter: by clinton out of the shadows and now center stage. he'll be fund-raising for his wife this weekend. it's not just the money. he took on donald trump in those public comments. abc news, new york. well, another political note, the next wall donald trump
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builds may need to be a firewall. hackers breached the data at seven of his hotels for more than a year ending this past june. crooks gained access to payment card information at seven trump hotel collection locations in new york, chicago, some in honolulu, las vegas, toronto and miami. the hotel operation says there's no evidence the data was ever used. speaking of new requirements for credit cards kick in today but few of us are ready. stores must be able to read the hi-tech chips in newer cards or be responsible for any fraudulent charges. only about 40% of americans have the new emv cards. only a fourth of merchants are ready for the new system. the new card readers will still work with the old magnetic strip cards. >> i'm not going to name the grocery store that was not able to use my magnetic chip. hope they don't get in trouble. >> we'll see. october 1st, today is the day for it. >> i'll give them an extra day. and as the holiday shopping season goes into higher gear, target is
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starting a price war. starting today the retailer expanding price matching policy from 5 competitors to 29 including members only operations like costco and sam's club. target including its website prices in the guarantee and expanding the price match period to within 14 days of purchase. i love my sales. and i always listen to rebecca jarvis' reports, what the best apps are. >> i'm sure your husband doesn't love the sales either. >> he doesn't love when the credit card goes. okay, so this is serious business. and it's kind of scary and freaky. the state of kansas is taking the idea of being prepared to a whole new level. >> governor sam brownback yesterday signing a proclamation making october zombie preparedness month. how did she get that zipper on her face? >> is that the first lady? >> yeah. they were at the event, though -- no, not the first lady. no. >> no. >> actually, this event we should say is -- yep.
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>> the whole thing wasn't a joke. it was meant to encourage residents to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies, but brownback couldn't help himself admitting he had talked with his son about how to deal with a zombie apocalypse. i know we're making fun and obviously that was not the first lady of kansas but it's a serious thing. the cdc has done this before with much success where they had a zombie campaign with posters. they said it actually got them a new audience by doing this. >> what is going and with that guy right behind you there? >> what is -- >> b.k.? >> oh, lord. >> sorry. >> this is not zombie preparedness in the newsroom for this month. >> not a tease for the walking dead. >> coming up, you're invited to dress up in shabby old formal wear and crash a wedding. also ahead, from special shakes to plenty of b mags. kids who are bulking up by turning to high protein diets. advice for parents in in today's health alert. and a $30 million problem involving mysterious ambulance rides that appear to benefit nobody and you're paying for it. remember to check out our
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they also will be remembered at events this coming weekend. in the meantime, players from opposing schools were among those paying tribute to the new jersey high school football player who died after collapsing on the field last week. they came to evan murray's wake yesterday in their jerseys and were welcomed by his teammates. murray died from internal bleeding after his spleen ruptured. his funeral is today. five fraternity members at the university of alabama are now facing hazing charges. all of them are 20 and 21-year-olds, members of the school's phi gamma delta chapter. allegations are they forced pledges to stand in buckets of ice. in addition to the misdemeanor hazing charges, the students could also be disciplined by the school. medicare is promising a crackdown on ambulance companies after investigators uncovered $30 million worth of suspicious rides. >> in most cases they found no proof that the patients were brought to a hospital even received medical care and taxpayers ended up footing the bill. david's kerly explains.
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>> reporter: medicare pays for the ambulance rides for patients to see their doctors if there's a medical need, say they can't walk. but look at this undercover video. a patient climbing into an ambulance. or this. a stop, so a patient can get takeout food. investigators found more. >> we suspect also that some ambulance providers are billing when they are not actually giving rides. >> reporter: that's why you call them mystery rides. >> that is why we call them mystery rides. we don't know if they actually happened. >> reporter: those same investigators dug into just the first six months of records in 2012, and found $30 million billed for ambulances, and no record that the patient actually saw a doctor. another $24 million paid out for patients who didn't qualify for an ambulance ride. >> it's like a glorified taxi service. >> reporter: we rode with special agents in philadelphia late last year who are trying to put ambulance company owners and even some patients in prison. but philly, houston are still
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trouble spots, and investigators now say los angeles and new york should be added to that list. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> interesting things there. many of those tabs range from a few dollars to tens of thousands of dollars into for one ambulance ride. >> exactly. >> i had no idea this was even going on in major cities across america. >> taking medicare for a ride. all right. coming up in our next half hour. close calls in the sky. the growing threat of drones interfering with airplanes. we've heard of some of the near misses, but now officials are taking action. first, powering up with protein. the craze has caught on with kids. but is there such a thing as too much protein when it comes to children? you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ ♪ ♪ what do you bulk up on? a lot of adults love protein. i like egg whites with a lot of cheese. what's weird is a lot of the kids are doing this, loading up on protein. >> besides getting it naturally from food, they're actually looking to supplement. but could it be doing some harm to their health? here's abc's becky worley. >> reporter: conley smith is
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committed. >> my goals in gymnastics are to get to the olympics and get a gold medal. >> reporter: for this 13-year-old success means practice, fitness and surprising awareness for a teenager, nutrition. >> it's very important for me to have a lot of protein to last all four hours and not injure myself and stay active. >> reporter: on top of his steak, vegetables, yogurts, conley opts for a protein shake every day. and he's not alone. all over the web you'll find images of boys bulking up and many cite protein shakes. >> after the gym we'll make some protein shakes. >> reporter: megan montoya is a dietician who works with teen boys. >> they want to be big and ripped like they see the guys in the magazines. they want to impress the girls and be on par for each other. >> reporter: for that, they're turning to protein. but the recommended dietary allowance of protein is only 52 grams per day, even less for teen girls. megan does cite instances where
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protein powders can be helpful like for extreme athletes about you. >> too much protein can be hard on the body, on your kidneys especially, the liver. and it can be dehydrateding. >> reporter: instead of powders and supplements she recommends real food like this shake, walnuts, greek yogurt, some juice and berries. i tried it out on my little muscle man. the verdict -- thumbs up and a mix mustache. wow, no protein powder needed here. he's a little young for that, but hey, you got to start somewhere. >> what a cutie. her son is adorable. >> becky worely there for us. the kids that young bulking up seems way too soon. but i understand in this society -- >> you know a thing or two about bulking up too. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> we couldn't resist. this is one of our favorite pictures. >> seriously, no lie here, it's a true photo. >> that was a selfie you took in the gym overlooking the mount rushmore or l.a. freeway? you took in
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♪ time now for "the mix" and there's a couple in florida getting married on october 10th, and you know, there's been people crashing weddings, they're saying bring it. take a look at the couple. he's a sheriff's deputy down in florida. they're about to get married, as i mentioned. they put out an invite on their facebook saying wedding crashers are welcome. they say dress up in your old bridesmaid dresses, funky tuxedos and other wedding finery and you're welcome to be there. >> wow. >> they're expecting up to 1600 people. you pay for your own food and drinks. they say just come on. >> wait, so they say the 1600 people but are they their friends or wedding crashers? >> no, these are 1600 wedding crashers that people will just say come, party with us. they haven't invited people to
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the honeymoon yet. >> i would hope not. i'm obsessed with this. i don't want to show up to a wedding and not eat. >> you pay for the food. you pay for it in the end anyway with the gift. >> you've got to bring a gift. cannot show up without a gift, crashers. you know the ucf football team had a kind of rough year. the 2014 fiesta bowl didn't go so well. this year they've lost twice in a devastating manner and lost their season opener by one point. when the field goal was blocked. anyway, it's been a rough year for them. i'm not going to go into the details. there's a bar in orlando, florida, that's offering free beers till the team wins. it's called the basement, it's about 15 miles from the school. they say that you know, their business has gone down because there's been an 0-4 start to the season. they said anybody who comes by
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and the team doesn't win, you get to drink. until they win. >> okay. big deal considering ibor city. >> in tampa. >> those beers. so there's there new fad going on that started by one of my favorite groups, 21 pilots. it's called cell phone pinching. where you dangle your cell phone over like the corner of an edge and hope that it doesn't like go away. i'm not living that dangerous. but so this is it. you dangle it over an edge of all these places. it's supposed to be a thrill you're going to drop your $600 phone. >> because your whole life is on that phone. >> i did it inadvertently. i was facetiming and trying to show the view. this is what happened to my phone. it flew 34 stories and survived. >> it looks just fine. 34 stories? >> 34 stories and survived.
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i was home pinching -- >> that must
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this morning on "world news now," on alert. this morning on "world news now," on alert. hurricane joaquin grows stronger in the atlantic and could head for areas already pounded by flooding downpours. the new storm track overnight. military might, russia launching air strikes in syria as the putin government, is it and new this hour, an eye-popping and unpleasant surprise in a toy box. >> one man says she ordered a gift for her on from toys 'r us and she says real ammunition was inside the box. and later in "the skinny," the legal battle for caitlyn jenner after a terrible accident on a california highway, is she in the clear? it's thursday, october 1st. from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> good morning on this thursday. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. we thank you for joining us on this first day of october. the year is just moving by, but a lot of people are paying attention to what is moving off the coast of the eastern border right now. we begin with mother nature's double whammy impacting millions of people in the west. >> first flooding, now a hurricane. joaquin taking aim at the bahamas and could steer toward populated areas of the u.s. east coast by sunday coast. our coverage begins with abc's devin dwyer. oh, my god! >> reporter: with tropical moisture already saturating several eastern states, virginia's governor after this relentless rainstorm issued a state of emergency. from the mid-atlantic up to maine, roads have turned into rivers. >> about 30, 35 on the highway. that's it. >> portland, maine, getting hammered.
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>> reporter: 23 kids all aged 4 or younger were inside this daycare when water rushed in. >> in a matter of ten minutes, we were completely underwater with a couple of inches. >> everyone ordered upstairs to safety. in maryland, they're pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons out of a ymca. >> it could be days and weeks before we're back up and running at 100%. >> reporter: flood watches and warnings are posted as hurricane joaquin possibly takes aim at the mid-atlantic. it's the first major storm threat in this area since 2012 when super storm sandy struck hard. homeowners in hard hit seaside heights, new jersey are on edge. >> right now taking anything loose off the property and putting it inside. making sure that there's no debris that's going to get on any neighbors or become flying objects. >> reporter: even though joaquin's path is not yet certain. devin dwyer, abc news, washington. >> and more on this right now. hurricane joaquin is expected to strengthen in the hours ahead. >> gaining power as it threatens the bahamas.
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our coverage continues with meteorologist justin povick. good morning to you. >> thanks and good morning to you, as well. we are following a very dangerous intensifying major hurricane. this is joaquin. over the past couple days, this has undergone a lot of changes, unfortunately, changes not so good if you're living along the eastern seaboard because this is not a storm system to mess with. it has a lot of wind and energy and will produce a lot of rain, as well. we follow the potential track window. we're leaning on the left side of this. so the outer banks of the carolinas northbound into eastern virginia, we're watching the system as we head toward saturday and also sunday for heavy flooding rains, battering winds and very high surf. reena and kendis, back to you. >> thank you so much. now to something that's not happening today. no federal government shutdown. thank you, pope. i think the pope had something to do with this, right? hours before the deadline, congress approved a stopgap intending bill but about the
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ball kicks the funding down the field because the funding runs out early in december. house republicans will have new leaders likely to be less willing to compromise. still unresolved are the funding for planned parenthood. the pope was down at capitol hill. maybe there was holy water involved. we might need him to come back and speak to them again. also out of washington, the secret service apologizing this morning to a utah congressman after an embarrassing new revelation. a report indicated dozens of agents improperly access add old job application of lawmaker jason chafe vets who was investigating the service. the report also found assistant director suggested leaking embarrassing information to try to retaliate against the representative. the homeland security secretary has apologized. and the u.s. and russia are expected to hold urgent new talks over the escalating crisis in syria. russian warplanes carried out air strikes giving the u.s. only hours notice before the air
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strikes. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the deadly roar of russian air power. images posted by syrian activists showing the sudden, dramatic escalation in russia's involvement. fear in the streets, chaos in the hospitals. the russians say the targets were isis fighters and command posts. but this is where the bombs hit. just outside of homs. there are no isis fighters here. >> it does appear that they were in areas where there were probably not isil forces, and that is precisely one of the problems with this whole approach. >> reporter: the target the russians more likely were going after? opposition forces, some backed by the u.s., here seen with an advanced tow missile, who are fighting against syria's brutal dictator, and america's enemy,
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bashar al assad. the other concern? russia gave the u.s. only a one-hour warning about the air strikes, putting u.s. pilots flying strike missions there in greater danger. >> putting lots of different airplanes in the same air space creates the potential for collision. >> martha raddatz, abc news, washington. donald trump tells supporters in new hampshire if he's elected president, he would send back syrian refugees taken in by the u.s. because they may be isis militants in disguise. trump said it could be one of the greatest tactical ploys of all time. hackers linked to russia tried to access hillary clinton's account while she was secretary of state at least we're told some five times according to newly released e-mails. the infected messages came in the form of speeding tickets from new york. clinton's campaign tells abc news she received spam just like millions of other americans, but republicans say it shows how vulnerable her server was. prison execution scheduled in:00 has been postponed.
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governor mary fallin issued a stay of execution last night saying there are still questions about the state's lethal injection system. richard glossip has been sentenced to death for hiring the hit man who killed his former boss. in a recent interview he said he didn't do it. >> i didn't commit in crime. and there's no doubt in my mind that i may die because of this. >> the new execution date is november 6th. governor fallin had previously turned down requests for a stay of execution. glossip has been getting support from death penalty opponents, opponents including the catholic church. there's new support for low-nicotine cigarettes. they do help people cut down on the number of times they light up every day and help them quit all together. it confirms the link between nicotine addiction and cigarette consumption and may encourage the government to require tobacco companies to reduce the amount in their products. a busy virginia mom trying
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to save time by ordering birthday gifts for her son online got more than she bargained for. the package arrived and it was so much heavier than she expected. she found the minecraft foam diamond sword she ordered, and she also found 800 rounds of real -- not toy -- ammunition. >> very shocking, you know? you're ordering from a toys "r" us store. you don't expect to get ammo in a box with the toys. >> she also found it pretty ironic coming from a store with a strict no firearms policy. toys 'r us says it's trying to determine how the mix-up happened and how the ammo could have been included in her shipment. >> that's a weird one. >> what were you saying? you were saying earlier about this minecraft sword? minecraft is very popular. >> it's a good one. you know? >> what's the deal with the minecraft sword? >> you can cut through the any material. >> including ammo? >> yeah.
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all of it. >> okay. >> just it's the best. >> minecraft. >> yeah. >> so we know what he does. >> so creeped out by that particular shot, by the way. camera one and then hey, how are you? >> how you doing? >> see you later. >> come here often? >> oh, boy. >> i'm creeped out by that. time for brief sports with reena. major league baseball edition postseason spots are filling up in the american league. >> the latest team to punch their playoff ticket the toronto blue jays clinched the a.l.e. east title yesterday, beating baltimore in the first game of a doubleheader. their celebration restrained at that point. after losing the second game, they celebrated. look at this. you got to hope that was cheap champagne. we don't do this if it's good. this is the first division crown for the blue jays since 1993. what kind of champagne? >> canadian ice wine. >> i hope that was not expensive. coming up in "the skinny,"
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prince harry's love life and rumblings about taylor swift's $25 million splurge. the faa's new crackdown on drones flying too close to airliners. the airports being targeted. how about a vacation on top of the world? a hotel on a mountain peak that props to take relaxation and adventure to new heights, but first the national forecast map. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather. brought to you by mucinex fast max. max. adventure to new lights, but first the national forecast map. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather. brought to you by mucinex fast max. brought to you by mucinex fast max. go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back on the shelf... new from mucinex fast max. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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seats available as in the past year as the travel site orbitz says. best day to book october 6th, next tuesday. they're going to start booking earlier. >> all those seats that are few will be gone do it right now. >> you might need deeper pockets if you take amtrak. they're getting on board the baggage fee bandwagon. until today, the baggage service hasn't charged for baggage at all. passengers were allowed two carry ones and two checked bags at no charge. that hasn't changed. but now passengers with more bags than that or bags that are heavier will have to pay extra. amtrak says it's not doing it for the money but for safety. >> okay. that's a good excuse. about 1 million of us will be unwrapping drones, unwrapping drones? sometime during the holiday season. the gift giving trend that has federal authorities on edge. i would never want to give somebody a drone. >> it wouldn't be on my list. with the number of close calls
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involving drones soaring, plans for a crackdown getting under way. the latest from the abc's brandi hitt. >> can you buy a drone on amazon? >> we almost got hit by a drone. >> reporter: it's becoming an increasingly dangerous problem across the country. one close call after the next, drones nearly hitting helicopters and commercial airplanes. >> about 100 feet below us just off the right wing. >> it's a huge spike in the drone encounters. >> reporter: the situation so out of control, denver international airport officials met with the faa to discuss risks to passengers, potential drone use by terrorists, and outreach efforts. >> to get rid of the grandparents, but their grandkids are out there operating just because they don't know where they are. >> reporter: the faa says drones have nearly hit ten planes at denver international alone. >> sooner or later we're going to lose a plane due to a collision.
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>> reporter: the unmanned aircraft now in such high demand surveillance video shows thieves stealing drones this week worth $2900 each from this california store and while their footage can be magnificent, california fire crews say drones are even getting in their way during critical fire fights. >> we shut the aircraft down for the rest of the day. if you fly, we can't. >> reporter: faa law prohibits any recreational drone use within five miles of an airport. you can't fly more than 400 feet in the air even though many of these machines can fly much, much higher. >> brandi hitt in los angeles for us. coming up, caitlyn jenner involved in a fatal car crash and prosecutors dropping charges. but why the case is not closed. and the world's most eligible bachelor opening up about getting married. "the skinny" up next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "world news now" continues after
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♪ skinny, so skinny all right. leading us off this morning caitlyn jenner and that car crash she was involved in earlier this year. >> prosecutors have decided not to charge jenner the accident. their reasoning, not enough evidence for a conviction. it happened in february right before jenner went public as a transgender woman. authorities said she was towing an off-road vehicle in an suv when she crashed into two cars. >> one of the drivers kim howell
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was killed when her car was pushed into oncoming traffic. despite the lack of charges, jenner still faces two separate civil suits related to the accident. we move on to monica lewinsky taking on an a new anti-bullying campaign. aimed at changing the way people react when them see or encounter bullying. >> she told amy robach why she decided to speak out publicly now. she said "it was -- it really was time." amy also asked how she was handling hillary clinton being in the news every day as she makes a run for the white house. >> i think it's really wonderful that we have two women from both parties running for higher office and i think however it may affect me personally is not something i want to talk about today. >> lewinsky did however say, "even though i have suffered from shame, i am not ashamed of who i am." it has taken her years, i would say, almost like a decade to
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kind of get over this, and she says she never escapes the fact of what had happened between her and president clinton at the time. it's constantly brought up. so the fact that she's able to turn something like this into something good and say it's been a hard road. >> as an effort for everybody else, it's great. at 42 years old, hard to believe how long it's been. next up, the world's most eligible bachelor is not me. it's prince harry. he's telling the world don't hold your breath for the next royal wedding. he trekked 17 miles with the wounded walk of britain. >> he joined six wounded veterans when he was asked this question by a reporter from itv. >> one day i suppose settling down. are you anywhere near that? >> no, at the end of the day, there's a lot of things to get done before settling down.
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everyone looks forward to settling down. in the meantime, it's work as usual so crack on. >> i didn't see the full interview but i would have asked, what's up with the beard. >> i like the beard. >> you do? >> he's sexy no matter what, right? >> yeah. >> so there is a chance. >> there is a chance. >> harry will be heading to washington, d.c., and then he's back in orlando next year for the invictus games in 2016. finally taylor swift and a report from variety she has made a bit of a real estate purchase. >> according to sources she shelled out $25 million to buy a place fit for a queen. the samuel goldwyn estate in beverly hills, california. >> swift neither confirmed or denied the report and now the owner of the property which includes an 11,000 square foot main house, a two-room guest apartment above the garage, a sunken tennis court, a swimming pool and a pool with a kitchenette. it's certainly a place where she
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dizzying and spectacular heights. by ron pitts, abc news, new york. >> well, that looks great. and so does this. it is homemade cookie day. and reena cooked up, she made reservations. >> i made reservations. >> and brought us this in. >> we are lucky the good folks at insomniac cookies brought us these because they're the best in cookies. >> and it's huge. i was wondering why i've gained ten pounds since i've been here four weeks. this is insane. >> you have not. stop it. yeah. do you know the average homemade chocolate chip cookie contains roughly a gram of protein? how is it? >> it's great. what about the calories? >> the calories are all in your head. it's however many you assign in your head. speaking of which -- >> i wouldn't say this was that heavy. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, tracking joaquin forming into a major hurricane overnight. the intensity and track changing by the hour. we'll have the latest. syria crisis. an escalation in the war-torn country. russia now getting involved accused of attacking american-backed rebels. the high-level talks happening today. football fight. parents brawl in the stands, but it's their kids on the field getting punished. and swept away. a dramatic rescue after floodwaters take away a man and his vehicle. good thursday morning. we begin with the breaking news overnight, hurricane joaquin intensifying rapidly putting more people on alert. >> yeah.

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